Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Today's Details

-Another NAFTA Super-Highway is moving state-by-state from the planning stage to the funding and construction process. As listed on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration’s website, the “I-69 Corridor” is planned to connect Mexico and Canada through Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. Still, skeptics -- even congressmen and senators in the nine states where the I-69 corridor will be built -- continue to charge that any idea that NAFTA Super-Highways are being built are nothing more than “internet conspiracy theories.” DETAILS

-Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold (news, bio, voting record) called on President Bush to refrain from using the phrase "Islamic fascists," saying it was offensive to Muslims and has nothing to do with terrorists fighting the United States. DETAILS

-Rhode Island's independent-minded Republican Sen. Lincoln Chafee confronted stiff opposition Tuesday in his bid for a second term, the latest race with a moderate targeted by his own party's hard-line critics. Nine states and Washington, D.C., were holding primary elections Tuesday, but Chafee's race has drawn the most attention as another test of the depth of anti-incumbent sentiment and the erosion of the political middle ground. The R.I. results could ultimately affect which party controls the U.S. Senate. DETAILS

- Snow Ignores Intel Report, Claims There Was A "Relationship" Between Saddam And Al Qaeda. DETAILS

- The League of the South (LOS), a neo-Confederate hate group, hosted a barbeque in honor of Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo, head of the House Immigration Reform Caucus and likely contestant in the 2008 GOP presidential primary. Proceeds from the $15 per-plate fundraiser went to Americans Have Had Enough!, a South Carolina-based non-profit coalition for which Tancredo serves as honorary chairman. While Tancredo's hard-line "deport 'em all" stance on immigration has made him a favorite politician of white supremacists, this marked the first time the congressman has appeared at a hate group event. DETAILS

- From TPM: At George Allen's website you can see a photo gallery of his "ethnic rally" where he invited potential non-white supporters for a quick meet-n-greet. (An "ETHNIC RALLY"? Oh My! This guy is way too stupid to run for anything. No one in his campaign has enough sense to recognize how inappropriate this is? Hell, I'm a white girl from the burbs and I think this is condescending.) DETAILS

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